Peachtree City

PTC native makes it to Wimbledon

Kevin King and partner Ryan Harrison on the storied courts of Wimbledon. Photo/Special.

King, partner Harrison exit in first round of doubles play

A Peachtree City native has reached the biggest stage in professional tennis, taking to the court at the All-England Club for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Kevin King, who has recently climbed to a ranking of 329 in singles and 132 in doubles, teamed with fellow American Ryan Harrison in the men’s doubles draw. The duo lost their first-round match to Eric Butorac of the United States and Raven Klaasen of South Africa (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4). Read More»

Boy rescued from drowning in PTC pool

Rescuers rush the 10-year-old victim to a medevac helicopter. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.

UPDATED 8:06 p.m. June 29 — A 10-year-old boy nearly drowned during a pool party Saturday in Peachtree City, but was rescued by adults who performed lifesaving CPR, according to the Peachtree City Police Department.

The boy was hospitalized overnight and released from the hospital Sunday, according to a next-door neighbor's posting on the police department's Facebook page. Read More»

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City, Ga. was first and foremost a loving mother and businesswoman. Maria was born in 1926 into a privileged family in Bogota, Colombia as the great-granddaughter of two presidents of Colombia. She was raised in a family that believed everyone deserved certain rights and freedom and she became a political activist working with the underground movement to defeat communism in her native country of Colombia. She was known to carry anti-communist leaflets and supplies under her stomach, hoping the communist military would not search a pregnant woman. Read More»

PTC police urge designated drivers for holiday

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking, so the Peachtree City Police Department is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day — designate a sober driver ahead of time.

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said police Lt. Matt Myers. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” Read More»

Hwy. 74 North repaving set for late summer or early spring

The repaving of Ga. Highway 74 North is expected to take place late this summer or in the early spring, county officials said this week.

The Georgia Department of Transportation Board recently approved the repaving project, which will stretch from Aberdeen Road in Peachtree City through unincorporated Fayette County to the Fulton County line.

County Commission Chairman Steve Brown credited the work of DOT and District Engineer Thomas Howell for getting the ball rolling. Read More»

Add $100 to your PTC tax bill?

Peachtree City property owners likely will be on the hook for at least one more mill in property taxes, providing the city with an additional $1.7 million in revenue for the upcoming 2014-2015 budget year. Read More»

Lake Peachtree dam repair to cost more, take longer

A June 19 photo shows Lake Peachtree as mostly grasslands with a lazy Flat Creek meandering through the sandy bottom. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Smaller ’08 F’ville dam repair costs exceeded $727K

The dam that holds back the water in Lake Peachtree has been newly classified as a “Category 1” dam by state regulators, and that will likely cause a further delay in refilling the lake. Read More»

PTC police seek driver who fled traffic stop

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Long is wanted by several jurisdictions which have lodged criminal charges against him, police said.

Anyone with information on Long’s whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 911.

Classical Broadway and Beyond’ concert set at All Saints Anglican in PTC

Chelsea Buyalos and LeeLee Hunter

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature familiar pieces beloved by all. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp July 7 -11. Read More»

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